CLINGING TO THE WRECKAGE A Part of Life

Author: Mortimer (John)
Year: 1982
Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg/Vg
ISBN: 0297780107
Price: 4.00
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Hardback. The author felt that he had been clinging to the wreckage of a vanished middle-class childhood through storms in the Law Courts and high winds in Hollywood, through sunny days in the Theatre and the squalls of the Permissive Society (for which he became an unlikely advocate), while pursuing a somewhat erratic course as a barrister. He laid claim to being undoubtedly the best playwright who ever appeared for a murderer at the Central Criminal Court, a boast which he said never greatly encouraged the murderers he had defended. Above all he has tried to find a voice of his own which he uses here to remember the effect of his father's blindness, and of a hilarious education, on his childhood. With great humour and compassion he recalls times of high theatricality in legal trials as well as more serious issues tried in the theatre. Illus. 200pp. 8vo. h/back. Lightly browned edges o/w Vg. in sunned Nr. Vg. pcdw.

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